On TV this Tuesday: With guest stars like Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren, Raising Hope‘s return is simply to die for; a fight for Zoe’s love kicks off Hart of Dixie Season 2; and Mindy‘s latest project involves hiring a MADtv alum. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to watch for tonight.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Season 2 premiere: George or Wade? That’s the decision Zoe faces when both men vie for her affections. In related news, Lemon is not happy about the recent turn of events.
8 pm Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (ABC) | In an hour of filler “Defining Dances,” Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann review past routines before the elimination arrives at 9 pm. (The results show also features performances by Season 14 hoofer Katherine Jenkins, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and Brit pop star Cher Lloyd.)
8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Season 3 premiere: The Chances meet Sabrina’s family, including her mother (played by guest star Melanie Griffith) and grandmother (played by Griffith’s real-life mom, Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren). When Nana passes on, watch for her will to have a big impact on Sabrina’s relationship with Jimmy. (Get some scoop on the season ahead.)
8:30 pm Ben and Kate (Fox) | Bunheads‘ Alan Ruck guests as Maddie’s principal, whom Kate must face when her plot to place her daughter in a better school district begins to unravel. (Watch a video sneak peek.)
9 pm Go On (NBC) | Thoughts of his late wife (Perfect Couples‘ Christine Woods) make Ryan realize that he doesn’t have her around to cook or shop for him anymore; the group helps Lauren study for her real estate-certification exam.
9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | Mindy hires an ex-convict (MADtv/Eastbound & Down‘s Ike Barinholtz) as a nurse at the hospital.
10 pm Vegas (CBS) | In Episode 2 of the fall’s most watched new show to date, Sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a craps dealer, while Sarah Jones (Alcatraz) joins the cast as the daughter of a mob boss.
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Jasmine and Crosby have an important talk with Jabbar, Max has a rough time during his run for student-body president and Zeek finds an unexpected friend in fellow war vet Ryan York (Friday Night Lights‘ Matt Lauria).
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | When the Sons band together to face a new adversary, complications arise.
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